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travellers' checks

Earthly pleasures

Sunday, 25 November, 2007, 12:00am

Big deal

Tiglion Travel is offering a two-night package to Kuching in Sarawak from HK$3,590 per person, twin share, flying Malaysia Airlines.

24 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Worldly platter

Ben Jimbau is proud of his work. And as media liaison executive with the Sarawak Tourism Board, there is nothing that makes him prouder than the Rainforest World Music Festival.

22 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Health concerns multiply as water runs low in Kuching

Children are suffering throat infections, eye problems and diarrhoea while their parents search shops for the last remaining bottled water in the smoke-stricken city of Kuching, capital of Malaysia's Sarawak state.

25 Sep 1997 - 12:00am


A special package to Kuching in Sarawak offers five days/four nights for $3,970, including economy return ticket, daily breakfast and airport transfers.

Four nights can be taken at either the Holiday Inn Resort Damai Beach, or the Damai Lagoon Resort. Departures are every Tuesday and Saturday. There is a surcharge of between $500 and $900 during peak periods.

7 May 1996 - 12:00am


IMONG stopped along the trail. Delicately, he held a frond of unidentified creeper between his index finger and thumb and gave it a short, sharp tug. A strange sound followed, a fizzing like the bubbles of a freshly poured glass of champagne. The sound continued for a few seconds and then gradually faded.

4 Feb 1996 - 12:00am

Sarawak is showcase for bygone ways

SARAWAK'S capital, Kuching, the newest Malaysian destination accessible by direct flights from Hong Kong, is the ideal place for cat lovers.

Not only has the household pet been adopted as the local mascot, the city with a population of 300,000 also boasts the world's only Cat Museum.

31 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

Kuching port handles 6.7pc more cargo

MALAYSIA'S port of Kuching handled 6.7 per cent more cargo during the first eight months of this year than in the same period last year.

The Kuching Port Authority (KPA) said total goods handled during January-August this year amounted to 2.22 million tonnes.

Imports accounted for 1.68 million tonnes while the remainder was export cargo.

29 Nov 1993 - 12:00am

Cargo throughput rises at Kuching

MALAYSIA'S Kuching Port recorded a 3.4 per cent increase in cargo throughput during the first half of this year to 1.59 million tonnes from the same period last year.

Exports increased to 385,992 tonnes from 322,757 tonnes while imports were marginally down from 1.21 million tonnes to 1.2 million tonnes, Kuching Port said in its monthly cargo review Suara Kuport.

25 Oct 1993 - 12:00am